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dc.contributor.advisorVehmas, Hanna-Mari
dc.contributor.authorNygård, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-24T06:27:12Z
dc.date.available2018-10-24T06:27:12Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/59915
dc.description.abstractOnly a fifth of the Finnish adult population fulfill the national recommendations for health-enhancing physical activity and 36% experience their work to be physically demanding. The aim of this study is to investigate the short- and long-term impact of regular progressive leisure time physical activity on physical capacity (maximal oxygen consumption) and on perceived physical work ability among middle aged women. This study was conducted in cooperation with the UKK-Institute and the material used is based on the institute’s MELLI-study which aim was to assess the effect of aerobic training on quality of life in a six months long randomized controlled trial. The original study included 176 women with menopausal symptoms. The women were randomized into an intervention and a control group. This study included those 62 women who worked part- or fulltime and had data regarding their perceived physical work ability and maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) four years after the randomized controlled trial. It was hypothesized that an increase in physical exercise during leisure time will increase the physical capacity and physical work ability of the women. The physical exercise trial instructed the intervention group to practice leisure time physical activity 4 x 50 minutes per week (of which two times had to be walking or Nordic walking) and to take part in lectures about health and exercise. The intervention and control group reported in a questionnaire their perceived physical work ability. Maximal oxygen consumption was measured with UKK-Institute’s 2 km walk test for both groups at baseline, immediately after and four-years after the intervention. After the six months of physical exercise the intervention group increased the maximal oxygen consumption more than the control group, the changes between the groups where almost statistically significant (p=0.057). After four years the VO2max had decreased and where on about the same level in both groups. There were no statistically significant changes in perceived physical work ability between the groups after neither six months nor after four years. It was concluded that the physical exercise intervention had only minor short-term effects on physical capacity but no long-term effects on either physical capacity nor physical work ability of the middle aged women.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.otherperceived physical work ability
dc.subject.otherrandomized controlled trial
dc.titleShort- and long-term impact of a physical exercise intervention on physical capacity and perceived physical work ability among middle aged women
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201810244505
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu -tutkielmafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.laitosLiikunta- ja terveystieteetfi
dc.contributor.laitosSport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikunnan yhteiskuntatieteetfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSocial Sciences of Sporten
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dc.subject.ysofyysinen toimintakyky
dc.subject.ysonaiset
dc.subject.ysokeski-ikäiset
dc.subject.ysomaksimaalinen hapenotto
dc.subject.ysoterveysliikunta
dc.subject.ysotyökyky
dc.subject.ysofyysinen aktiivisuus
dc.subject.ysophysical functioning
dc.subject.ysowomen
dc.subject.ysomiddle-aged persons
dc.subject.ysomaximal oxygen uptake
dc.subject.ysohealth enhancing physical activity
dc.subject.ysoability to work
dc.subject.ysophysical activeness


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